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How to Find Banned Hashtags on Instagram

It’s no secret, the internet is full of spam. Unfortunately, social media is no exception. In an effort to combat spam and spammers, Instagram has bots that ban certain hashtags. If you’ve had an Instagram post that doesn’t perform well, chances are that you might have used a banned hashtag. Today, let’s take a look …

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15 Social Media Don’ts for Craft Businesses

It’s no secret that social media is a necessity in modern times to running a craft business. Today, I wanted to share a quick list I’ve put together about  15 Social Media Don’ts for Craft Businesses Don’t constantly sell, sell, sell. Yes, the purpose of your social media profiles is to promote your business. However, …

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8 Ways to Use Behind the Scenes Marketing in Your Craft Business

Social media for craft business owners. It’s a delicate push and pull: You need to promote your business using it, but if you over promote, you’ll lose the interest of your followers. Followers will (and do!) get tired of you simply saying “Buy this!”, “And this one!”, and “I’m having a sale on this one!” …

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An Easy to Implement Hashtag Strategy for Instagram

I know that Instagram remains a bit of a mystery for some Silhouette and Cricut small business owners. So, I’m sharing an easy to implement hashtag strategy with you today. Before I tell you the strategy, let’s make sure that you understand what hashtags are. Hashtags are keywords that help people find your post. Instagram …

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What is Social Media Engagement?

I’ve talked a lot about social media practices on the blog. However, the other day I got an email from a reader asking what ‘social media engagement’ means. Today, let’s take a lot at what social media engagement is. More importantly, we have to talk about why it’s important. What is Social Media Engagement? Social …

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New Feature: Pinterest Cover Photos + Minor Updates

If you are like me and a regular Pinterest user, you might have been experiencing some glitches and bugs in the last few weeks. For example, when I logged in the other day – Pinterest showed that I wasn’t following any other users – and I had no followers! The following day, everything was displaying …

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Tailwind Tribes: What Are They and How They Can Help Your Craft Business

I’ve talked about Tailwind in my Pinterest Boot Camp book before. Today, I wanted to share with you one of their newer features: Tailwind Tribes. What is Tailwind? Tailwind is a Pinterest management company that allows you to schedule pins, find content to pin, and generally manage your Pinterest profile. As a side note, Tailwind has also …

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Pinterest: What You Need to Know About Showcases & Sections

Recently, Pinterest has taken user feedback about needing sections in profiles and boards to make them more organized. There’s actually two different new features within Pinterest that we are going to look at today. And, I’m going to share how you can best use them both in your Silhouette or Cricut small business. Pinterest Showcases …

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FAQ: Social Media Content Calendars

I hear from Cutting for Business readers with Silhouette and Cricut businesses all the time that they’d love to be more active on social media, but they don’t know what to post! Luckily, a content calendar can help you easily combat the question: “What should I post?” Let’s look at some basics today. What are …

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